Friday, January 21, 2011
Pure Coffee by Thierry Mugler
Pure Coffee, like A*Men, B*Men and Pure Malt, has followers and detractors. Not may people sitting on the fence with these releases. That means these either polarize or are simply inconsistent. I go with the polarization since they all have merit and are quality fragrances whether you want to wear them or not. Fragrances are simply not going to work for everyone. That doesn't mean they're not well made or viable.
As a coffee fanatic of the drinking variety, wearing Pure Coffee doesn't give me "coffee". I'm not a coffee purist by any stretch ,but I do avoid the extravagant renditions of coffee that are available these days. I like my coffee plain and simple. What I get in Mugler's Pure Coffee is more in line with a mocha scent. Well, I like mocha and so do a lot of other people. I'm not alluding to the fact that a lot of people may want to "wear" their mocha, but hey.....I sure don't mind smelling of chocolate. Besides, this isn't a conventional chocolate aroma, but it's closer to that smell than it is to coffee.
There's also an anchor note of musk that works pretty well in this fragrance. I smelled it after a minute or two and it never usurps the accord like that note has a nasty habit of doing sometimes. Pure coffee is a good mix of patchouli and musk that's infused with a mocha note that has a smidgeon of tar in there as well. The vetiver doesn't come to fruition as vetiver normally does in the drydown. I refer to what I usually perceive vetiver to smell like and the way it's used in Pure Coffee is a very good implementation. It has taken one for the team and blends in there almost anonymously, yet adds the right touch.
I like Pure Coffee. Hell, I also liked Pure Malt and if I ever run across bottles of either scent for a great price, I would buy them. They may be tough wears for some due to the heaviness, but they really are seasonal types like numerous other releases. Thumbs up from Aromi for Mugler's Pure Coffee.